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ERIC Number: EJ1097661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
An Analysis of STEM/STEAM Teacher Education in Korea with a Case Study of Two Schools from a Community of Practice Perspective
Jho, Hunkoog; Hong, Oksu; Song, Jinwoong
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v12 n7 p1843-1862 Jul 2016
The aim of this study was to investigate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) teacher education and to examine the successful conditions for its implementation. This study observed two leading schools that have actively participated in STEAM education since the initial stage of STEAM education in Korea. Through participant observation, we videotaped actual lessons, interviewed teachers, and collected their documents. The data analysis was carried out from a community of practice (CoP) perspective and the CoP dimensions were categorized as joint enterprise, mutual engagement, and shared repertoire. The results show that the two communities shared similar dimensions: open-mindedness and self-innovation as joint enterprise, reciprocal relationship and continuous role exchange as mutual engagement, and educational materials and abundant time as shared repertoire. This study gives some practical implications for teachers' successful engagement with and for their competency in STEAM education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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